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Lavash Crackers With Falafel, Pesto And Grape Tomato

We love to make lavash crackers, they are fun, fairly easy, and you can use them for appetizers like this one. This is very simply just two of our own crackers with a falafel, homemade pesto, and sprinkled with smoked paprika. We had this around midnight while watching the episode of Lost where Locke stops the islands time-switches. It was an on-the-spur of the moment little snack we just improvised with what was available, but it turned our really good. In fact, we’re now considering if these may be worth serving at our wedding reception in April (Yeah, we’re getting married). Well done Locke, we salute you with falafel !

Lavash Crackers With Falaffel, Pesto And Grape Tomato
Lavash Crackers With Falafel, Pesto And Grape Tomato

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Appetizer: Cucumber With Smoked Salmon, Curry-Fraîche, Capers and Dill

A fresh little appetizer for parties or just for Wednesday night. It’s so easy to make, there really is no reason not to make everyday food a little more interesting. This is also our first ‘sandwich’ without bread, so we’re now starting to push the envelope of our sandwich blog :-).

Surprise your loved one with appetizers after a long day at work, and you’ll be the star of the evening.

Cucumber With Smoked Salmon, Curry Mayonnaise, Capers and Dill Appetizer
Cucumber With Smoked Salmon, Curry Mayonnaise, Capers and Dill Appetizer

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Spicy Spare Rib Sandwich with Mushrooms and Roasted Garlic

I have to admit I was looking forward to this beauty before we even started making the smoked spareribs. In fact, while we passed the Costco food isle, I saw this great spare ribs sale and I couldn’t help thinking of what a fantastic sandwich I could make with the leftovers. So, a couple of days later, after feasting on the ribs I finally got around to making this. I wanted to really bring out the flavor of the pork, while adding some classic ‘steak’ flavors on top. So, sautéed mushrooms and sweet chili sauce plus of course a few onion rings for the crunch factor.

Smoked pork spareribs sandwich with sauteed mushrooms and onions
Smoked Pork Spare Ribs Sandwich with Sauteed Mushrooms and Onions

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Cilantro Lime Shrimp and Smoked Salmon Crackers

Hungry for a snack, I found some cilantro lime shrimp from Costco in the fridge, along with a bit of smoked salmon. In about 1 minute I had created this little post-lunch cracker, which would also work great as an appetizer for a party. The cracker used here is a water cracker, but I think I would prefer something a little more rustic next time.

Lemon cilantro Shrimp Cracker - Great appetizer
Cilantro Lime Shrimp on Cracker- great appetizer

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Smoked Cream Cheese Chicken Sandwich with Cucumber and Tomato

Perfect for those chicken leftovers in your fridge, and a great sandwich for the outdoors. This specimen was consumed on a sailing trip to Flakfortet (see also “The Flakfortet” potato sandwich). It is a spinach roll, with smoked cream cheese, roasted chicken from the night before, fresh heirloom tomatoes. and mini-cucumber slices. Sprinkle generously with dukkah and olives on the side, of course.

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Chicken with Tomato

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Mesquite Wood Smoked Turkey Cheese Sandwich

This is one of my favorite lunch items in downtown San Diego. It is served, surprisingly, at Ralphs, and is not only a great sandwich, but also very affordable at just $5.99.  I particularly enjoy the mesquite wood smoked turkey sandwich on nine grain & seed bread  (Toasted), with cajun and horseradish mayo. I usually get all the veggies, lettuce, green pepper, onion, tomato, sweet pickles, olives, etc, and in this case swiss cheese.

While I can’t claim to be the chef, this sandwich was designed by me, so I think I can claim the recipe at least 🙂

Mesquite Wood Smoked Turkey cheese sandwich with veggies
The entire huge Mesquite Wood Smoked Turkey cheese sandwich with veggies

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Smoked Mackerel Salad Sandwich with Tomatoes and Sweet Basil

This sandwich can be thrown together quickly if you have a little left over smoked mackerel (and don’t we all sometimes). Be careful not to overpower the subtle taste of mackerel.

Smoked Mackerel salad with tomatoes and basil sandwich
Smoked Mackerel Salad with Tomatoes and Basil

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Cedar Plank Smoked Salmon

Nothing is as fun to watch cook as a Cedar Plank Salmon Steak, after all, it’s not often you get to burn stuff and then eat it, much less making any kind of smoked dish. It’s also incredibly easy to do, just make sure you start with a clean BBQ, so you don’t accidentally create any ‘bonus’ fires.

Cedar Plank Smoked Salmon
Cedar Plank Smoked Salmon

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